Liang, Zhi-Chao

Liang, Zhi-Chao

Scientist
Solar and Stellar Interiors
+49 551 384 979-254
BT2.E2.112

Main Focus

I use time-distance helioseismology (a powerful tool to probe the solar interior) to study large-scale plasma flows in the Sun, such as solar Rossby waves and meridional circulation. These flows play an essential role in the Sun's internal dynamics. Characterizing these flows and their long-term variations may help us understand the origins of solar variability.

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Employment

2015-present, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
2014 Ph.D. in Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
2007 M.S. in Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
2005 B.S. in Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Selected publications

Gizon, L., Cameron, R. H., Pourabdian, M., Liang, Z.-C., Fournier, D., Birch, A. C., and Hanson, C. S., "Meridional flow in the Sun’s convection zone is a single cell in each hemisphere." 2020, Science, 368, 1469.

Liang, Z.-C., Gizon, L., Birch, A. C., and Duvall, T. L., Jr., "Time-distance helioseismology of solar Rossby waves." 2019, A&A, 626, A3.

Liang, Z.-C., Gizon, L., Birch, A. C., Duvall, T. L., Jr., and Rajaguru, S. P., "Solar meridional circulation from twenty-one years of SOHO/MDI and SDO/HMI observations: Helioseismic travel times and forward modeling in the ray approximation." 2018, A&A, 619, A99.

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